New bakery The Dusty Apron opens in Winchester Street

A new bakery café is now open for business in Salisbury city centre.

The Dusty Apron officially opened yesterday (September 7), in the old Naked Bagel premises at 19 Winchester Street.

This is the bakery’s first café after the business started as a stall in Salisbury’s markets.

Owner Marcus Sherar, 34, said: “We’re really happy, and only hoping that people start to notice us and start to come out.

“We’ve only had positive feedback.”

Marcus originally set up The Dusty Apron a few years ago, as a sideline to his career as a professional chef.

He added: “When I first started The Dusty Apron, I used to do market stalls, with a lot of fresh bread, but the brownies took off the most, so I ended up just focusing on the brownies.

“When the first lockdown hit last year, the business got so busy that I quit my actual job to do this full-time.”

The Winchester Street premises offers freshly-baked pastries, cakes, cookies, sandwiches and brownies, including Marcus’ favourite, his caramel Biscoff brownie.

Marcus wakes up early to bake the goods fresh everyday, with brownies being prepared the night before.

The café also features signage from Tisbury-based lettering business Artful Charlie.

A popular item on the menu is the fresh filter coffee, priced at £1 a cup, and there is an early bird special – a filter coffee and a pastry, such as a homemade cinnamon bun, for £3.

Their selection boxes – offering six baked goods for £12 – have also been popular so far.

The Dusty Apron is open from 8am until 3pm from Tuesday to Friday, and on Saturday between 9am and 3pm.

 

 

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